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>> what have you learned? >> that's what i learned. >> let's thank jen. has worked with us for so long. >> she's going to the bright side. >> came into our office a couple of weeks ago. it was very moving. she said, hey, listen, we think your show sucks, we want to move on. >> actually, she just didn't want to be on the overnight shift anymore and there is no one that understands that more than me. >> jen, congratulations. if it's way too early, what time is it? >> time for "morning joe," but now, chuck and savannah. in japan, teams head back into the crippled nuclear plant after a radiation surge forced the 50 workers out. a slow moving nightmare. flash point in bahrain. at least six people dead after riot police drive out protesters.
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saudi troops are on the ground and now, the iranians are speaking out. and a budget passes the house, but a possibility of a government shutdown actually really looms now. i know we've said it before, but we mean it this time. savannah is on assignment. let's get to the rundown. we're going to begin in japan where workers are in a desperate race to cool the six reactors before one or maore erupt into full squal meltdown. these are new images out this morning showing extensive damage to three of the four reactors. smoke poured from one while a fire burned at another. radiation levels rose so high that those 50 workers had to be pulled out. the concrete and steel surrounding two of the cores may have been breached. radiation levels south of the plant spiked at 300 times the
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normal level. today, officials say the level rs stable now. across the quake region, the official number of dead or missing is now 11,000. japan's emperor made a rare national television address today and says he's deeply worried about the crisis, but is urging people not to give up. chris jansing is live for us in tokyo. i guess the biggest concern seems to be the amount of incomplete information coming out of the japanese government. are people growing more skeptical or less about what they're hearing from the government? >> i don't think there's any question they're growing more skeptical. while most of the east coast was asleep last night, we got a report that there had been those workers that last line of defense at the nuclear plant, that skeleton crew, evacuated because of the high levels of radiation, which are there, but 45 minutes later, they said
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they've been allowed to go back in. some questions were raised about that. you also showed those pictures of smoke coming out of one of the reactors. that was happening live on a japanese television even as deny l were being made about the fire there. they said it had been put out, then had to come back and say that it reignited or had never been put out at all. those are the kinds of things adding to the tremendous unease. one thing we can say for sure is this is extremely volatile and dangerous. u.s. nuclear experts are on their way to see what they can contribute to the situation. at the same time, while the nuclear crisis increases, i think you can also say the humanitarian crisis has been deepening as well. this is definitely the coldest night that we have had here so far. there's a lot of snow up in the quake area. how miserable it has to be up there.
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some of our correspondents have just made their way back. very dangerous conditions up there and people still without electricity. food shortages, water shortages. they're continuing to test people for radiation and while that's happening, some of the major organizations including the red cross are pulling back from the area closest to the plant because they're concerned about the health and welfare of their workers. so still, a lot that is up in the air and crisis on all front. humanitarian, a nuclear economic front as we head into day six, chuck. >> all right, chris jansing live in tokyo. thanks very much. it's nightfall there. joining me once again, davidal brig. i got to ask you, when you heard the news that the 50 workers who were basically keeping this plant from melting down had to
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be pulled out, what did that tell you? >> one, that the radiation doses on site has soared. that it was dangerous. >> and they're wearing suits. they couldn't handle it even with that. >> it doesn't protect you from gamma radiation. it's more powerful than x-rays. those are the kind of doses that can lead to death. i'm sure what they experienced was a real concern that the workers could die if they didn't pull them out. at the site boundary, the radiation doses, this is what in theory what a member of the public could get. if a member of the public stood there for a half hour, they could get as much radiation as they would get all year from the normal radiation in the environment. >> here's what president obama said yesterday in an interview with a local television affiliate, wcev about the situation in japan. >> there is a significant health threat in japan.
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certainly in the immediate areas surrounding these nuclear plants. there have been radiation releases. if the situation gets worse, it's possible that that radiation release could spread to other parts of japan. it does not appear it poses a threat to hawaii, our territories or the united states. >> obviously he's got advisers telling him there's a concern it could spread throughout japan. what's your level of concern on that? >> it's growing. the radiation levels are being detected 60, 70 kilometer frs the site. >> 35 and 40 miles. >> and much above normal. so, i think people with children, pregnant women, need to think about perhaps getting further away. >> i want to go through some of the satellite images you've had a chance to look at overnight.
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these are the newest images just in of the various numbered units. if you could walk us through what you learned from these images of reactors one, two, three and four. look at three and the steam coming out of there. what have you seen in these new imag images? >> they're pretty revealing. it shows a lot more damage and they're from the sides. you're not just looking down on top. you're seeing the reactor damage from the side. and three is where the second hydrogen explosion happened that blew off the roof. you see the extent of the external structure damage. the government said there was steam coming out of it. >> this is hydrogen steam? >> it's just water, but contains radio active material. it's an open source of contamination. and so, you have to worry that this containment is no longer holding there. they don't know. they can't get close enough to find out. they're still running sea water
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into it to try to cool, but something's happened that is worsened the situation. >> and yesterday, you were telling us a little bit how during chernobyl, they were able to use helicopters to drop water and tune that reactor. yesterday, they were going to have helicopters fly over this reactor and drop water in and then pulled it back. >> also, they wanted to drop boron into reactor four. they were pulled back today because of radiation levels were so high. so they're going to have to re-group and think of how to do it, but in both three and in reactor four, they have to do something very quickly for different reasons, but still have to move quickly. >> do you believe they're on top of this situation? >> obviously, they're not on top of it and they're not alone. >> can they get this under control? >> well, in a way, radiation is
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going out into the environment. i wouldn't be surprised if soon, we start detecting it here on the west coast, canada, it will be low levels. but radiation is going out. people are getting radiation exposure, so in that sense, it's a very serious accident. now, i think they can get it under control, but they're going to need help and the u.s. is there to help. we'll probably see more u.s. action soon. can't fight this battle alone those 50 workers need a lot of assistance. south korea's stepped in to provide boron. it's a neutron absorber you need to put in these fuel ponds. i think we'll see more help coming in and hopefully, it will stop. >> i suspect we'll see you back here tomorrow. coming up, the crackdown in bahrain. at least six are dead after soldiers and riot police try to drive out hundreds of
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antigovernment protesters. this as hillary clinton makes a surprise visit to cairo's liberation square. we'll have the latest with andrea mitchell. she's traveling with secretary clinton and she's live in cairo. meanwhile, wall street is trying to rebound from the crisis in japan. we're watching the markets with just minutes to go before the bell. but first, a look ahead at the president's schedule today. he meets with the usaid director. you're watching "the daily rundown" on msnbc. w to finish what you started today. for the aches and sleeplessness in between, there's motrin pm. no other medicine, not even advil pm, is more effective for pain and sleeplessness. motrin pm. is more effective for pain and sleeplessness. i'm sam chernin, owner of sammy's fish box. i opened the first sammy's back in 1966. my employees are like family, and i want people that work for me to feel that they're sharing in my success. we purchase as much as we can
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it's very exciting and very moving and to see where this revolution happened and all that
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it has meant to the world is extraordinary for me. we are trying. >> amazing scenes there. hillary clinton made a surprise visit to tahrir square this morning. the symbolic square of egypt's revolution, surrounded of course by tight security. andrea mitchell, she was there with the secretary. she joins us live from cairo, where she's interviewing the secretary very shortly and i got to ask you, tell us about this visit to egypt. is it -- has she at least repaired some of the damage they thought she was going to be facing when the students said they wouldn't show up? >> it was the leading student revolutionary leaders who refused to meet with her because they said the united states had supported mubarak for decades and late into their revolution
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and because the tear gas c canisters used against them were made in the united states. that said sh she's met with other people. had a very effective meeting at the embassy with survivors of family of an employee killed during the revolution and she's made contact with the new leaders. she's met with the defense minister. she's about to meet the head of the arab league, a very important player and may end up being the leader here. there are american concerns that egypt's transitional government, the military leaders here are moving too quickly in fact towards a democratic regime with a vote referendum on a constitution this saturday. there are complaints with many of the people who have met with clinton that they are not prepared for this and they think it's going to be shoved down their throat and not a real democracy. >> i got to ask you about bahrain and what's going on there. while egypt's the side of good
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news when it comes to revolutions, bahrain and what's going on in yemen and libya, not so good news. what is the secretary saying about saudi's role in bahrain? >> she is walking a tight rope on that as are all u.s. officials. robert gates, the defense secretary and people close to him saying he was not given a heads-up by the king of bahrain or any other leaders when he was there last friday that they were going to request the help from the saudis, the military help from the saudis, the uae and other leaders from the persian gulf countries. so this was really a case of the u.s. being blind sided, they say, now, the reports were out there, i reported, others reports the saudis were going to use military force. they didn't know the timing. the increasing violence is of great concern. she did make a call to the saudi foreign minister to complain and
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express her concerns, but how hard and how tough can you be with the saudis when they are our strongest military alally? >> you're about to sit down with secretary of state clinton. there is so much to ask her. i hope you get an hour with her because there's so much going on that we'd love to get answers to. >> they say not that long. give me some questions, chuck. >> there you go. you've got it. i can't wait to see the interview. thanks very much. moving to libya. the united nations security council is circulating a draft resolution in a no fly zone which takes it up this morning, but even if it seeds over the reluctance from china, is it too late for the rebel forces? moammar gadhafi's forces have retaken a strategic street in libya. blustering to french television, gadhafi's son said today everything will be over in 48 hours.
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let's bring in richard haas, president of the council on foreign relations. i want to start with what suddenly is now in the hands of the united nations when president obama last friday put the idea of a no fly zone in the hands of nato. what's changed as far as the united states is concerned? why has the government switched from saying no, no, no, we got to wait till the u.n. speaks from waiting until nato speaks? >> two things. this administration in my view, has never been that enthusiastic about having a no fly zone. i think they correctly diagnosed it as enough to perhaps get you in trouble in libya. that's why they ruled out anything unilateral. the u.n. is preferable to nato only in the sense it gives you greater backing, but it also slows it down. again, that's probably consistent with the administration, which is not to jump in with both feet and
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libya. far more important going on in egypt. what's going on in saudi arabia and bahrain. >> let me ask you about bahrain. what are you concerns about this turning into a approximatey war between the iranian and saudis? >> the situation in bahrain has gotten heavily militarized. i would prefer it were a political dynamic between the government and opposition or the government and the people to be more fair about it. instead, by having 1,000 troops, essentially now, the dynamic has begun heavily on the streets and physical. where do you go from there? it's very hard this that environment to zbrus political and economic reforms. so, i worry that the saudi response has made a precarious situation worse. and as you say, it could take on dimension of a sunni, shia,
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saudi iranian dynamic which would make a bad situation worse. >> you've been in the room on foreign policy decisions. you look at today's headlines. and the regimes in libya, yemen, bahrain, are all making progress, if you will, against rebellion. if you're president obama, do you just sit back and sit there and say, well, stability is more important right now than anything else? the west can't get too involved and i get that argument, but at some point, can the united states only sit on the sidelines in these three instances? >> again, i think it's wrong to define involvement as military intervention. we can be involved in all sorts of ways. what we say publicly, privately, how hard we push, economic reform. what we might do covertly in a place like libya over time to weaken gadhafi.
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the president's got a whole menu and i think too much of a domestic political debate in the united states is about using forms of intervention. not no fly zones or arming opposition. that's a really small part of the political spectrum. i think the president for the most part is right to hang back. to play for the long-term. this is potentially historic stuff going on in the middle east. we're talking about years or even decades. we don't have to try to do decisive things in a matter of days or weeks. we're also still involved in afghanistan and iraq. we've got the budget overhang. we've got to be very weary of what kind of investments we make here. >> i want to go quickly back to libya. if you've got britain and france pushing so publicly to do something militarily, does the united states have any choice but to sign on with two of our closest allies in europe? >> sure. if we could just give lodgistic
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support, i do not think we have to get heavily involved militarily. i don't think it makes sense. the situation's going beyond the no fly zone. even if it were up and running tomorrow, it would not make a difference. why is anyone so sure that the people we're helping, that they would be better than gadhafi? this is a tribal thicket. all sorts of political views. i don't think we know enough about theal ternive thes to though in our lot with them. >> richard haas, long time administration official, thanks very much. >> thanks. up next, japan's markets rebound from that tuesday nose dive, but can wall street do the same? the opening bell just minutes away. and donations and offers to help the victims in japan have been pouring in. if you want to help, text the red cross to the number on our screen to donate ten dollars or
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wall street -- we're joined by becky quick. a little turn around in the nikkei. what does that tell us about the opening bell in about three minutes here? >> we thought it was going to be good news, the big jump we saw in the nikkei overnight, but wall street is more hesitant today. looks like those futures, the marks are going to open down by about points. they've been watching what's been happening both in japan as we continue to get headlines
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there about the nuclear reactors, but also in the middle east. oil prices have been picking up again today. up about 1.25 to 98.43 and we got lousy economic news. housing starts for the month of february were down by 22.5%. the big drop since march of 1984. then we got building permits, which tells you what contractors are getting ready to do. that showed a massive drop, too. dropped to the lowest level on an annualized basis. toyota extending its halt on vehicle production in japan until march 22nd. these are all things we're watching as we get ready for the opening bell. >> sounds like a mess frankly of a day watching wall street. thanks very much. up next, the health concerns over the radiation in japan.
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how much exposure is too much. what does it do to you? we're going to get a bit of a reality check from dr. nancy schneiderman. >> there was a budget fight yesterday on capitol hill. the house passed another short-term fix despite objections from several republicans. but first, today's trivia question from the almanac of american politics. which senator frequently brought a where's bill sign to the floor during a budget battle in 1995? the answer and more coming up on "the daily rundown." er... what's left behind? [ female announcer ] introducing purifying facial cleanser from neutrogena® naturals. developed with dermatologists... it's clinically proven to remove 99% of dirt and toxins and purify pores. and with natural willowbark it contains no dyes, parabens or harsh sulfates. dirt and toxins do a vanishing act and my skin feels pure and healthy. [ female announcer ] new purifying facial cleanser from the new line of neutrogena naturals.
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will hold hearings on japan's nuclear crisis and the proposed development of up to 20 new nuclear plants here in the united states. stephen chu and the chairman of the nuclear regulatory commission are both set to testify. and officials from the beleagued tsa will testify today about radiation levels in airport body scanners used my american travelers every day. the tsa insists they are safe, but has agreed to retest the machines after maintenance records showed higher than expected levels. raymond davis, the cia contractor being held on murder charges in pakistan has reportedly been freed. local media says the families of the victims were forced to sign quote, blood money pardons and that was how davis was let go. we expect a statement at some point later today.
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whether you realize it or not, radiation is all around us. from radiation and medical procedures from tsa x-ray machines. levels at the fukushima power plant were more than 150 times the average american's annual exposure. so what does that mean for those exposed? dr. nancy schneiderman is nbc's chief medical editor. yesterday, there was confusion. the surgeon general put out what turned out to be incorrect guidance. >> i think she was trying to tell everyone to be prepared because she had been through katrina, but in so saying, gave the idea that meant that people should start taking iodine tablets to prevent the problem of thyroid cancer. she did send me a text message last night after i was on
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"nightly news" and thanked nbc news for clarifying. if you take iodine tablets, it is to block radio active iodine from being absorbed in your body, but americans aren't being exposed right now. that's the problem in japan and we don't expect the jet stream to bring it here, so this run on medication is not pru dent. if you bought it, don't take it. >> let's talk about treating, deal wg a high levels of radiation exposure. >> the best thing to do is to avoid it, obviously, but for the people who are exposed, a shower with soap and water makes sense. some of our military are exposed and getting it off your body is the first thing to do. for some who may be close to that plant, but haven't evacuated, duct tape can help. keep the particles from getting
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into your home. it is a reminder that there are various kinds of radiation. this is radiation poisoning and for that, fukushima 50, the brave people in the heart of it, they may be experiencing some of those symptoms because they are at ground zero. the long-term effects, chuck, the cancers that may present five, 10, 15 or 20 years from now, that's what also is considered a problem and the japanese are going to be watching people in this area for a very long time. >> dr. nancy, if you live within 30 miles of a nuclear reactor in this country, is it prudent to have some of this stuff on hand, whether it is the potassium iodine tablets? >> i'm a californiain who lived on the san andreas fault. i'm a big believer in preparation. if you want to buy the tablets,
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if you live near a reactor, get them and store them in a safe place. so think about what in your area might be the risk for you. whether you're on an earthquake fault, in a nuclear reactor and intelligently put an emergency contact system and supplies you think you would need including clean water, those big, five gallon things and good food and then put it aside. but don't treat yourself today based on anything that's happening in someone else's country. >> some prudent advice this morning. thanks very much. the white house is pressuring the senate to pass a six short-term spending bill keeping the government going through an open until next month, april 8th. the house reluctantly passed it yesterday. 54 republicans voted against it. let's bring in ken strickland. let's talk about this. suddenly, it really took a
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bipartisan majority to get this through the house this time. this continuing resolution. sounds like we'll see some sort of similar peel offs, at least in the republican caucus in the senate. is john boehner in a stronger position today at the negotiating table or a weaker one? >> i think we're not going to really know a real answer to that until the negotiations continue. this two-week cr they passed, most people will tell you that two-week cr never really had a chance because one of the key negotiators in that discussion was joe biden. he spent about a week of that period out of town. the senate could take it up today, probably tomorrow. then negotiations will have to resume. republicans, conservative republicans, tea party republicans, are loaded for bare. they want to see some cuts, but we're not going to know what goes on behind the scenes, but boehner is going to be under pressure. the vote that happened in the
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house yesterday, yes, the democrats had to vote with the republicans. but the way washington works is kind of tricky. to some degree, it's easier to vote know if you know it's going to pass. the way these votes play out is that the role is called and people go vote. there were a few people who may have voted no initially and one republican tells me there's a jailbreak. when one person goes, another goes and another. in the senate, we're probably going to see the same thing. conservative senators say they, too, want to vote against the cr. >> i want to pick up on that point because two republicans jumped out at me in the house who voted no. dean heller of nevada. denny reberg of montana. both running for the united states senate. both are concerned about tea party challenges, but neither one i thought of as a tea party republican and they voted no on this thing. >> there is a sentiment running
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through the capital for republicans. especially who may not have been as conservative. they don't want to get primaried. it's like a new word around washington. to some degree, you have to protect yourself against that. it doesn't do anybody any harm if you're a republican to vote no and still not have the responsibility of shutting down the government. the true test is going to be what happens when they get into negotiations. are the same republicans going to vote no and take the responsibility of possibly shutting down the government. that changes the political climate entirely. >> ken strickland, our deputy bureau chief here in washington. thank you so much, sir. which senator frequently brought a where's bill sign to the floor in 1995? rick santorum. he was referring to his budget proposal. up next, the u.s. war effort in afghanistan.
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yesterday. here is the latest on the nuclear crisis. plans to drop water on overheated reactors at the fukushima plant have been aborted. officials say the elevated radiation levels made that effort unsafe and radiation concerns are also spreading to other countries. officials in thailand, south korea and china have begun checking japanese imports for contamination. some countries are screening passengers from japan for radiation. david allbright expects low levels on a low level basis to hit the west coast of the united states, that it is inevitable. let's move to a big story this week this isn't getting any attention. david petraeus has been testifying on capitol hill. he returns this morning for another day of hearings on the war effort. on tuesday, he said the u.s. is still on track to begin troop withdrawal, but republicans say the obama administration is sending confusing messages about
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the long-term troop presence. >> we're talking about leaving and staying all at the same time and that can be confusing. >> i'm also concerned about whether we're sending mixed messages to both the american people and to the afghans. >> above your pay grade, there have been mixed messages about timetables or drawing down troops and about what our objectives in afghanistan should be. >> national journal senior correspondent yoki dreesen joins me now. what did you learn from general petraeus about the war yesterday that you didn't know before the testimony? >> chuck, two things. the first one is that this july 2011 deadline that the white house has been trying to walk
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back is going to be meaningless and there's even some sign that the 2014 deadline, which was held up as the next time u.s. troops really start to leave afghanistan, that may prove to be less significant than we thought. petraeus said yesterday he'd be open if the afghan government was agreeable to having the u.s. there beyond 2014. it's that the war may not even end in 2014 either. >> you talked a little bit about the expectation of what this year's spring offensive is going to look like when the seasons change in afghanistan. the fighting with the taliban increases. what was his expectation of what that was going to look like over the next three months? >> it was a very frankly disspiriting and depression prediction. it was that the spring and summer in 2011 will be much bloodier. it's worth remembering that last year was the bloodiest year,
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breaking the record set in 2009 and in 2008. petraeus says it will get worse still this year. >> what was your impression of war wearyness among lawmakers? yesterday, haley barbour talked about the idea of he envisions starting to pull a lot more troops out of afghanistan, trying to deal with it with smaller forces. been hearing this quietly among republicans for months, but not much publicly. obviously, we heard some criticism of the president from some republicans, but could you detect war wearyness on a bipartisan basis among the senate questioners yesterday? >> a bit of it, chuck, but to be honest, what i sensed more was war boredom. given the number of troops we have who are fighting and dying, but the whole hearing had this weirdly sort of pallid feel to it. there were few reporters. few people listening to the testimony. a lot of the senators would kind
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of wander in, ask their question and leave. it didn't have the sense of urgency you'd think for a hearing about a very bloody war. that was even more striking than the wearyness in the substantive questioning. >> fascinating reporting and perspective. war boredom. what an awful phrase, but it's very apt, unfortunately. thanks very much. up next, a much lighter note. let's do a little march madness at the white house. why not? tomorrow's st. patty's day, by the way. this is "the daily rundown" only on msnbc. with snakes and boogeymen. and no cartoons. but she got out, right, mommy? no. she was stuck in there for 100 years all by herself. that's why we never take mommy and daddy's strawberry cheesecake temptations. okay! bedtime. [ male announcer ] six indulgent layered desserts
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all right, you have about 27 hours to get your brackets in. the president has already done his. he's a bit distracted, of course. maybe he doesn't have time to do the research. but we discovered a disturbing trend in the president's ability to correctly pick the final four. in 2008, he got three out of the four right.
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he wasn't president then. in 2009, he picked the champs correctly but missed the other three members of the final four. in 2010, he was 0 for the final four. so with a chance to redeem himself in 2011, the president is taking the safe route. he's picking four number one seeds. he filled out his bracket with espn.com senior writer andy katz who joins me. the president's final four all chalk. talk about a guy not prepared, huh, for the -- to break down the madness, huh? >> well, i'll tell you once again he has found time for very few minutes of distraction because he does have the knowledge. he knew about kimber walker and the morris twins from kansas and jared sullinger from ohio state. that's not surprising because i almost went shock myself. so i think a lot of people based on the way the regions were set up by the selection committee, you know, he was looking for a way to knock pittsburgh out in
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that southeast, but he just didn't find another team to push the panthers out of that. that's why he advanced them to the final four. >> i'll ask you about three teams because the president has personal political connections to three of them. number one, xavier, john boehner, speaker boehner, his new nemesis on capitol hill, what did he do with xavier? how quickly did he oust them? >> xavier out in first round, though i had them out in the second round, had them beating marquette. it is not surprising to not advance them very far. i would challenge -- i would challenge a lot of people to see if they really knew that john boehner was a graduate of xavier. >> fair enough. fair enough. how about louisville, mitch mcconnell's alma mater? what did doe with louisville? how far did he take them? >> he took them not as far as the final four but certainly -- i asked him about that, i was dismissed quickly that there was any political -- >> summarily out of hand. yeah. and then, of course, there is the reggie love connection, one of the president's close personal aides, reggie love, a former duke basketball player.
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what was the smart talk out of the president regarding duke's advancement to the final four? >> well, as you'll see as we debut the piece at noon on sports center on espn, he did reference since he did not advance duke to the final four a few years ago, he got flack from coach k. and reggie love, his personal aide. as we do know, he did advance duke to the final four, but this was before the news that coach k. had late yesterday that kyri erving may play this weekend, he's been out with a toe injury. if he plays and he's as good as in december, that could change things for duke. >> my final four, i have two number ones. ohio state and pitt. i also throw san diego state in there. and notre dame, should i change my san diego state pick based on what happened with duke? >> i wouldn't yet because bottom line is you have to see how he plays, whether or not this disrupts anything.
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they play hampton this weekend and then a potential tough game against michigan or tennessee. after that, texas was seeded too low, they're number four seed and i have texas knocking off duke in the sweet 16. >> that's if texas gets by oakland, my friend. we shall see. >> that's right. noon. >> at noon, right? at noon on "sports sendse s"spo quickly click over and then back to msnbc. andy, thank you for coming on "the daily rundown." that's it for us. up next, all the latest from tokyo from chris janising who i there. 1:00, don't miss the interview with secretary of state hillary clinton so much on the national agenda these days. you will not want to miss that interview. we'll see you back here tomorrow. stay with msnbc all day for the breaking news coverage in japan, libya, bahrain, you name it. td ameritrade can. they've got trading specialists i can call for help. and paper trading. free practice trading that helps me hone my technique. complex options.
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